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Road Rage again

Postby staceman » Aug 31st, 2017, 7:05 am

I am a very good driver! I have a Alberta license plate. I hav[quote][/quote]e experienced the most rude and at times scary road rage. I feel like a terrorist looking to take over "The Okanagan " As we see in our world we take 1 person or group and decide for yourself how to fix us!! This summer I have been shown the finger, talgated, screamed at, obscenities used...I don't know what to do. I live here, buy groceries, gas, contributing to your economics. Without us this summer Really...who comes here despite flood, fires,smoke etc.
Take your redneck Okanagan attitude and move to Alberta you'll fit right in!9
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Re: Road Rage again

Postby Temet Nosce » Aug 31st, 2017, 7:26 am

The only thing you can do is get out of their way when possible, avoid eye contact, and ignore the obscenities and consider a dash cam if you don’t already have one. Hyper-aggressive people who engage in road rage behavior often engage in other anti social behavior and hold distorted rationalizations to justify their outrageous behavior. The only way to deal with that in a potentially dangerous situation is to avoid and ignore. I know not a very comforting response… sorry about that. Unfortunately I think your frustration is valid and some do make gross generalizations from carelessly selected evidence about “Alberta drivers” (my guess they also do that about many other groups as well).
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Re: Road Rage again

Postby NotNorthAnymore » Aug 31st, 2017, 7:36 am

I would suggest the first thing you do is stop making yourself a target.
Get rid of the AB plate and get BC plate.
If you live here you need to have BC plates.
Just IMO
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Re: Road Rage again

Postby Hassel99 » Aug 31st, 2017, 8:10 am

staceman wrote:I am a very good driver! I have a Alberta license plate. I hav
e experienced the most rude and at times scary road rage. I feel like a terrorist looking to take over "The Okanagan " As we see in our world we take 1 person or group and decide for yourself how to fix us!! This summer I have been shown the finger, talgated, screamed at, obscenities used...I don't know what to do. I live here, buy groceries, gas, contributing to your economics. Without us this summer Really...who comes here despite flood, fires,smoke etc.
Take your redneck Okanagan attitude and move to Alberta you'll fit right in!9



You have 30 days once you move to bc to change your plate to an BC plate.

http://www.icbc.com/autoplan/moving-ins ... fault.aspx
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Re: Road Rage again

Postby gman313 » Aug 31st, 2017, 8:17 am

staceman wrote:I am a very good driver! I have a Alberta license plate. I hav
e experienced the most rude and at times scary road rage. I feel like a terrorist looking to take over "The Okanagan " As we see in our world we take 1 person or group and decide for yourself how to fix us!! This summer I have been shown the finger, talgated, screamed at, obscenities used...I don't know what to do. I live here, buy groceries, gas, contributing to your economics. Without us this summer Really...who comes here despite flood, fires,smoke etc.
Take your redneck Okanagan attitude and move to Alberta you'll fit right in!9


you are probably not as good as a driver as you think

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Re: Road Rage again

Postby Temet Nosce » Aug 31st, 2017, 8:28 am

gman313 wrote:
you are probably not as good as a driver as you think[/quote]


Most aren't....never justifies acts of road rage.

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Re: Road Rage again

Postby GordonH » Aug 31st, 2017, 8:42 am

Maybe it just me, I've noticed growing troubling trend happening here in central Okanagan.

Road rage, its always been around. It appears to have taken growth spurt in last couple of years.

Fair warning to those who do this, I do have a dash cam & I will give the RCMP any video
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Re: Road Rage again

Postby lightspeed » Aug 31st, 2017, 6:17 pm

gman313 wrote:
you are probably not as good as a driver as you think


This. Nobody gets that much abuse unless they're driving like a donkey/snail/idiot.

I advise relocation back to AB.
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Re: Road Rage again

Postby lesliepaul » Aug 31st, 2017, 8:04 pm

Rest assured.........if it is a jacked-up truck that is speeding, running red lights, not signaling lane changes it is usually an Alberta plate. The drivers of these trucks almost always wear tank-tops (wife-beater white), baseball caps and an abundance of tasteless tattoos to come across as tough. I rarely see an Alberta car that is not driving in a civilized manner but when they do it will usually be an Audi, BMW or Mercedes..........daddy's money in most cases since too many of them are unemployed or too stupid to work.

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Re: Road Rage again

Postby Dizzy1 » Aug 31st, 2017, 11:01 pm

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Re: Road Rage again

Postby lightspeed » Sep 1st, 2017, 6:38 am

lesliepaul wrote:Rest assured.........if it is a jacked-up truck that is speeding, running red lights, not signaling lane changes it is usually an Alberta plate. The drivers of these trucks almost always wear tank-tops (wife-beater white), baseball caps and an abundance of tasteless tattoos to come across as tough.


Add white sunglasses.....
"Why does everyone in Kelowna act like they're in Hollywood"

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Re: Road Rage again

Postby jsytnick » Sep 2nd, 2017, 8:22 am

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Re: Road Rage again

Postby dirtybiker » Sep 3rd, 2017, 9:45 am

I wish there were more people getting dragged out of/off of their vehicles
and getting some well deserved cuffs upside the head.
Or having their vehicles instantly taken out of service through multiple deflated tires or a fire extinguisher
being discharged inside it.
A padlock clicked over a drive chain or belt (motorcycles)
And then not going crying to the authorities claiming assault or vandalism.

The people that do the stupidest, most dangerous acts of driving violations know full well
what they are doing (imo) but with no deterents, will continue to do so.

The Police do nothing about the day to day crap that goes on but, rather focus on high profile stings
out where there is less congestion, therefore less risks.

It used to be way different here, one little driving transgression used to get you stopped and
fined for any myriad of offences.

Now it is a free for all with little or no risk of fines or bloody noses.

Bringing back the risks of ^^^ is better education than a photo op sting operation ! (again, imo)
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Re: Road Rage again

Postby GordonH » Sep 7th, 2017, 5:28 am

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/205985 ... ns-violent

This is going to become seen much more often, I see it in the faces of some drivers on the roads today built up anger.
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Re: Road Rage again

Postby MAPearce » Sep 9th, 2017, 8:54 am

I live here, buy groceries, gas, contributing to your economics


You live here in the Okanogan , which is here in BRITISH COLUMBIA , but have Alberta plates ??

Tell me again that you "contribute to our economics " ?
I payed attention in High school....But not to what they were trying to teach me..

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